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‘Sentient data’ may one day augment Soldier capability

"Sentient data" that can feel and perceive things might one day protect Soldiers and their networks, a leading scientist said.

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New lab opens at Lockheed Martin’s Silicon Valley site

Lockheed Martin has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Silicon Valley for the development of next-generation seekers that will help the U.S. Missile Defense Agency defend against increasingly complex missile threats.

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AEDC conducts space environment test for U.S. Navy

The Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex recently completed its first Space Threat Assessment Test & Evaluation for the U.S. Navy.

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Annual Experimental Fly-In great success

Mojave Air and Space Port was the place to be April 18-19 for aerospace enthusiasts, during the Fourth Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-in.

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Technology project at Range G focuses on boundary layer transition testing

Boundary layer transition tests have not occurred in the hypervelocity ballistic Range G facility at Arnold Engineering Development Complex for many years but this is changing as a result of a new technology project.


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WWII veteran reunites with former aircraft

Posted  April 17, 2015

Reunions between old friends are typically full of joy, laughter and shared memories - especially when more than 50 years have passed between meetings.

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Raytheon’s newest JSOW variant enters operational testing

Posted  April 17, 2015

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the final free flight in the integrated testing phase for the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1. During the development test, JSOW C-1 demonstrated its effectiveness against moving maritime targets, a crucial capability against current and future surface warfare threats. The weapon is on track to start operational testing this…

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Headlines April 15, 2015

Posted  April 15, 2015

News: Blackwater guards sentenced – A federal judge has sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and wounded 17 others. SpaceX launches cargo capsule, fails to nail rocket landing – SpaceX launched a shipment of groceries to the International Space Station…

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News Briefs April 15, 2015

Posted  April 15, 2015

U.S. Air Force grounds T-6A Texan II training aircraft The U.S. Air Force has grounded all its T-6A Texan II training aircraft because of a potential malfunction in the oil line of the aircraft’s engine. The grounding, first reported April 14 by the Enid News & Eagle, includes Vance Air Force Base in Okla.; Columbus…

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F-35C conducts first detachment visit at NAS Lemoore

Posted  April 15, 2015

Sailors and members of the community had the opportunity to observe an F-35C Lightning II aircraft static display at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., April 14.

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Honoring Lockheed Martin’s heritage

Posted  April 15, 2015

“The Right Stuff” recently came together during Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Heritage Night, when four pilots--Rob “Skid” Rowe, Mark “Forger” Stucky, Gregory “Beast” Feest and James E. “JB” Brown III--shared some of their experiences of flying the worlds most sophisticated and iconic aircraft included the U-2, SR-71, F-117 and F-22.

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Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace delivers telescope deployable tower assembly

Posted  April 15, 2015

Northrop Grumman photograph The Deployable Tower Assembly (DTA) for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was delivered to Northrop Grumman’s Space Park facilities in Redondo Beach, California for integration and testing. The DTA interfaces and supports the spacecraft and the telescope structures. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. ñ Northrop Grumman reached another major milestone for NASA’s James Webb…

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Space

NASA selects American small business, research institution projects for further development

Posted  April 15, 2015

NASA has selected 149 research and technology proposals from American small businesses and research institutions that will enable NASA’s future missions into the solar system and beyond while benefiting America’s technology-driven economy right here on Earth. The selected proposals now will enter into negotiations for contract awards as part of Phase II of the agency’s…

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft nears historic encounter with Pluto

Posted  April 15, 2015

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is three months from returning to humanity the first-ever close up images and scientific observations of distant Pluto and its system of large and small moons. “Scientific literature is filled with papers on the characteristics of Pluto and its moons from ground based and Earth orbiting space observations, but we’ve never…

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Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

Posted  April 15, 2015

The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift, or FVL, research.

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